Our design philosophy

Lungfish are an enthusiastic team of experienced architects and designers who are dedicated to challenging expectations and creating buildings that put people at their very heart. Whilst our foundations were laid in designing schools, collectively we share significant experience across a multitude of sectors. We’ve worked with all types and styles of buildings, ranging from simple classroom expansions and office interiors to multi-million-pound residential projects and modular fire stations.

The many lessons learned through our research, design and build work has given us the capability to create innovative solutions for schools, housing, public buildings and private projects around the country. This allows our clients to benefit from our expertise at the same time as creating safe, sustainable and successful buildings that truly make an impact.

We are personable and hands-on, we put you at the centre of our design team and involve you throughout all stages. Working with us means taking your initial spark and exploring it fully, developing it into a stylish and effective design solution. Our team will guide you through the entire process, working with you and with your community to ensure the smooth delivery of a high-quality building. This collaboration helps us to deliver a completed project that you will be proud of.

We’re dedicated to creating amazing, successful spaces - the results speak for themselves.

We’ve worked with clients throughout the UK, from across our heartland up to the Scottish Hebrides, and from Devon across to East Anglia. Being based in Nottingham, we’re ideally located to work on architectural projects throughout the UK.

We’re passionate about architecture

No matter what the project or your aspirations for the building, our design-led process takes your individual requirements and specifications into account, to produce results you will be proud of.

A one-size-fits-all approach isn’t necessarily right for everyone but, having a bespoke design may not always be the best option either. This is why we’ve developed our three-tier approach.

It’s not about compromise, but about collaboration. We’re passionate about every design we produce, and we’ll work together to choose a route that fits your needs and aspirations. We truly love great architecture and we want to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

Architectural expertise and services

We offer the full range of architectural services from research, concept and feasibility through to the final build. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Architectural design
  • School design
  • Design and planning consultation
  • Development projects
  • Extensions and expansions
  • Landscaping
  • Master planning
  • Private sector
  • Public sector
  • Residential and domestic design
  • Sustainable architecture
  • Modular design
  • Offsite construction
  • Interior design
  • Urban design
  • Blue light
  • Commercial and community design